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Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season #4778056
06/05/18 09:54 AM
06/05/18 09:54 AM
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The Northeast
mclasser Offline OP
mclasser  Offline OP
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The Northeast
I usually love driving with the windows down in the spring but I've stopped because of all the pollen being blown inside and settling on the dashboard. I hate taking any sort of medicine but had to ramp up the Claritin again frown


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778058
06/05/18 09:58 AM
06/05/18 09:58 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Storrs, Connecticut
The other day I was driving and rolled down the window because it was nice out. Sneezed about six times then rolled the window back up. sick


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778070
06/05/18 10:14 AM
06/05/18 10:14 AM
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Pollen was pretty bad until it started raining all the time here. Supposed to get 3 whole dry days coming up.

Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778102
06/05/18 10:44 AM
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USA
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USA
Worst spring in a long time.


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778104
06/05/18 10:50 AM
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Toronto Canada
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Toronto Canada
I'm a big time allergy sufferer. Here in Toronto it's been a very good year.

Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778187
06/05/18 12:42 PM
06/05/18 12:42 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo, NY
Super bad this year. My black vehicle looks yellow at times. My wife and some of my kids have been suffering badly with allergies.


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778196
06/05/18 12:46 PM
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The Canyons
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The Canyons
Seems about the same to me. There are lots of pine trees around my place, and every year everything is covered in yellow pollen for awhile.

Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778215
06/05/18 01:02 PM
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NY
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NY
was windy here a few days ago pollen blowing around was like a dust storm of yellowish green coming off the trees


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778219
06/05/18 01:04 PM
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St. Charles County, Missouri
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St. Charles County, Missouri
Missouri went from one of the coldest April's on record to the warmest May, so EVERYTHING came out at once. Still deaf in my left ear from a plugged eustachian tube and the engine compartment in my Soul was yellow. Missouri is always horrible for pollen, but this is worse!


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: oldhp] #4778243
06/05/18 01:30 PM
06/05/18 01:30 PM
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
Originally Posted By: oldhp
Worst spring in a long time.


I can't ever remember one worse in my 60+ years living in Connecticut. My wife has been badly affected and has stayed mostly in the house. Normally it doesn't affect me. This year I've inhaled some of the stuff while mowing and start hacking away. My immunity has been superb the past 10 yrs so it's odd to be so affected by this pollen scourge.


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: WobblyElvis] #4778303
06/05/18 02:37 PM
06/05/18 02:37 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: WobblyElvis
I'm a big time allergy sufferer. Here in Toronto it's been a very good year.


+1. Just eat if you, it's been a good year. I do take antihistamines and do the Neil-med sinus rinse twice a day. That does help.


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778357
06/05/18 03:34 PM
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South Central PA
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South Central PA
This year has been particularly bad. Did alot of mowing and trimming today before noon and I'm still sneezing, hacking, and blowing my nose. As long as I don't mow or any yardwork I'm fine, but unfortunately if I do yardwork it's gonna be bad. Normally I'll just get a runny nose for an hour and that's it. Not this year!


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778360
06/05/18 03:37 PM
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Toronto
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Toronto
Yeah it hit really hard this year because of the extended winter and sudden summer like weather. Trees here are especially lush and I'm thinking because the transition was so intense


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778379
06/05/18 04:08 PM
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Upstate NY
Wheel Offline
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Upstate NY
Pollen is bugging me this year. It's everywhere and making my head sore.

I have to wonder if this is an effect of the bee population having been down. Trees responding with more pollen because of fewer pollinators ?


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Re: Pollen seems to be exceptionally bad this season [Re: mclasser] #4778435
06/05/18 05:17 PM
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PNW
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Originally Posted By: mclasser
I hate taking any sort of medicine but had to ramp up the Claritin again frown


Try using a Neti Pot with a good nasal cleansing solution - both easily found on Amazon for pretty cheap. Neti Pot keeps my sinuses more open than Claritin. Can also use Claritan along with nasal cleansing. Can find videos on YouTube how to use a Neti Pot.

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